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Friday, March 18, 2016
Friday's Talking Points - March 18, 2016
Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 78th day of the year. There are 288 days left in 2016
Obama tells donors it's time to unite behind Hillary Clinton. Presidential candidates flock to Utah. Candidates file for office in Utah.
- Four days to the Utah Republican and Democratic caucus meetings (3/22/2016)
- 12 days to the last day the governor may sign or veto bills (3/30/2016)
- 36 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic State Conventions (4/23/2016)
- 52 days to the last day a veto override session may begin (5/9/2016)
- 102 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 122 days to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland (7/18/2016)
- 129 days to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (7/25/2016)
- 235 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
- 311 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
- 356 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)
Ten talking points for Friday:
- President Barack Obama privately told Democratic donors that it's close to the time that they unite behind Hillary Clinton's campaign [New York Times].
- This is probably not very helpful. Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke says comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler might be rehabilitating Hitler's image [Politico]. Also, a PBS profile of first-time Trump voters features a woman with prominently displayed white power tattoos [Gawker].
- Trump's nomination presents a "damned if they do and damned if they don't" conundrum for Republicans [The Hill].
- Utah is positively crawling with presidential candidates over the next two days as Trump, Bernie Sanders, John Kasich and Ted Cruz are all scheduled to make campaign stops in the Beehive State [2 News, Fox 13, Deseret News, Tribune].
- Some University of Utah students are planning to protest Trump's appearance in Salt Lake City Friday night [Tribune].
- Bernie Sanders' campaign is expecting more than 5,000 attendees for his campaign rally on Friday afternoon [Utah Policy].
- It will probably take some time to figure out who actually wins Utah's presidential caucuses on Tuesday night [Deseret News].
- Gov. Gary Herbert attracts ten challengers as the candidate filing period ends [Tribune].
- Sen. Mike Lee's campaign kickoff event on Saturday will feature an appearance from Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina [Utah Policy].
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz introduces legislation to protect individuals who use cannabidiol oil from federal prosecution in states that allow such use [Tribune, Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1766 - Britain repealed the Stamp Act.
- 1963 - The U.S. Supreme Court, in Gideon v. Wainwright, ruled unanimously that state courts were required to provide legal counsel to criminal defendants who could not afford to hire an attorney on their own.
- 1965 - Soviet cosmonaut Alexey Leonov became the first person to walk in space.
- 1995 - Michael Jordan announced he was returning to professional basketball after a 17-month break, during which he had tried a baseball career.
- 2005 - Doctors removed the feeding tube keeping Terri Schiavo alive after a political fight over the brain-damaged Florida woman's care that involved President George W. Bush and Congress.
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Salt Lake Tribune
Op-ed: The risks and rewards of federal land transfer? The numbers are available
Chaffetz unveils legislation for medical use of cannabidiol oil
And Utah’s healthiest county is ...
Two Salt Lake County Council incumbents unopposed, mayor faces Republican challenger
Utah candidate filing deadline brings out droves of hopefuls
Utah Trump protest organizer: ‘Our resolution is that he should be afraid’
Wildlife advocates sue to speed up protections for Virgin River fish found in Utah
Donald Trump among candidates hitting Utah Friday and Saturday
Op-ed: Studying Snowbird's water quality program in American Fork Canyon
Greg Bell: For better air quality, take the train
Natalie Gochnour: Escaping American politics
Editorial: Utahns still breaking state's 'fly-over' status despite cancelled debate
Results from presidential preference caucuses may take time to tabulate
Rep. Jason Chaffetz unveils bill to protect users of cannabidiol oil
Utah's big drop in chronic homelessness is 'fiction,' economist says
Teachers ask for resources in interpreting, using SAGE data to help students
Trump, Sanders, Cruz, Kasich all campaigning in Utah
Two GOP Presidential candidates to be in Utah County this weekend (Daily Herald)
Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Glenn Beck and Carly Fiorina coming to Provo for rally (Daily Herald)
Former Ogden councilman Garcia files for House District 10 (Standard-Examiner)
Rumors circulating that Donald Trump will make campaign stop in Salt Lake City (Standard-Examiner)
Presidential candidates Sanders, Kasich and Cruz to visit Utah ahead of caucus (Standard-Examiner)
As Bell and Dee file to switch places, communication troubles bubble up (Standard-Examiner)
Cache County political parties expect high caucus attendance Tuesday (Logan Herald Journal)
GOP senators break emergency glass on Trump plans (Politico)
Conservatives call for ‘unity ticket’ to stop Trump (Politico)
Clinton campaign: Our lead is 'almost insurmountable' (The Hill)
Contested convention is looking more likely, says Speaker Ryan (The Hill)
Speaker Paul Ryan slams Donald Trump's riots comments (CNN)
Moving Pieces: GOP alliances shift in bids to block, boost Trump (FOX News)
What's at Stake in US Saying ISIS Committed Genocide (ABC News)
Senate Democrats slam Republican blockade as Garland visits Capitol Hill (Washington Post)
Graham backs Cruz, calling him best alternative to Trump (Washington Post)
Snyder blames bureaucrats, EPA faults state in Flint crisis (Washington Post)
Obama Privately Tells Donors That Time Is Coming to Unite Behind Hillary Clinton (New York Times)
"People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude." John C. Maxwell Brainy Quote
Possible Nominee? Sheesh
"Trump was upset that Mitt Romney said a bunch of his business ventures failed so he set these tables up on stage to showcase some of his many products. There's the water and the wine and the meat. Is this Fox News or QVC?" Jimmy Kimmel Political Humor